If you’re blessed to have hair that’s healthy enough to sustain a platinum-blonde bleach — and the time for the upkeep — it’s a look from the Resort 2012 runways that will give a jolt to anyone’s beauty routine. Model Alyona Subbotina wore it white and sleek at Narciso Rodriguez’s 2012 resort show; she wore a softer, yet just as flaxen shade in old-Hollywood waves for the Imitation presentation. The most impressive blonde mannequin, however, was at Lanvin, where model Daphne Groeneveld whipped around her super-long platinum mane (shown here) to ecstatic effect.
To maintain any sort of bleached out look in the summer requires work. All the experts will advise protection from the sun and regular treatments with a heavy duty conditions to counter the effects of heat, chlorine, and sea. Here are two of our favorite products to keep your hair glowing:
Redken Color Extend Conditioner has a UVA/UVB filter and is creamy and scentless. Also, it hydrates, detangles, and preserves color.
Kiehls Sunflower Color Preserving Conditioner is apricot-scented and contains apricot kernel oil to give deep conditioning. It keeps color vibrant and glossy, and is silicone and paraben free.
You know the face. You’ve seen the Miu Miu campaign. That pout and that furrowed brow have graced the pages of Vogue Paris (twice, including the cover) and walked shows in New York and Europe for the likes of Calvin Klein (whom she opened for), Prada, and Jil Sander. She also appeared in the exclusive Givenchy haute couture show in the fall. All this before her 16th birthday. Daphne Groeneveld of Union Models is beautiful, Dutch, and one of the most in-demand models of 2010. Other than that, she leads the life of any other 15-year-old who says things like, “I love wearing jeans,” and “right now I’m obsessed with passing my school exams.”
Fashion Gone Rogue has put together a great year in review of the rising star, dubbing her an Instant Star of 2010. It’s kind of scary how good she works the camera at her age, but that’s what stars are made of, after all. She’s got this Lara Stone thing going on too, which can’t hurt, especially with Stone’s recent BFA accolade. Something tells me Groeneveld is going to have a very sweet 16.
The fabulous Tom Ford is the guest editor of the December-January issue of French Vogue. According to WWD, French Vogue‘s editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld invited Ford, who has recently plunged back into women’s wear, to take up the guest editing task a year ago and true to form, he embraced it fully, art directing the entire issue, writing articles, playing photographer and stylist. “I always say, ‘Tom has an eye like a scanner,'” Roitfeld says. “He took his role very seriously. He is truly multitalented.”
The cover has Ford posing with 15-year-old Dutch model Daphne Groeneveld, though the photo is not indicative of the issue’s contents, as Ford photographed 67-year-old style icon Lauren Hutton, 50-something curator and book publisher Lisa Eisner, and a host of other female muses of his who have chosen to forgo plastic surgery and age gracefully. Bravo, Tom Ford!